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Throughout the last century, two prominent African American women — Charlotta Bass and Miriam Matthews — consistently shone a light on the city's early African heritage, raising awareness of the Black heritage of the city's first settlers.
While the building’s namesake Lewis Bradbury is often referenced in historical accounts, his wife Simona is rarely mentioned alongside him even though she oversaw his business affairs after his death, including the completion of the iconic Bradbury Building.
Arcadia Bandini Stearns de Baker was rich, beautiful and connected. This savvy businesswoman would be an important player in early California and helped shape Santa Monica and the west side of Los Angeles.
Award-winning animator Elizabeth Ito explores L.A.'s rich, diverse history in a hybrid documentary and animated series, "City of Ghosts."
Power & Health
Santa Ana Activists Argue More Green Space and Affordable Housing Are Key to Fighting Pandemic’s Spread
In Santa Ana, a majority Mexican and renting population is heavily affected by pandemic. Advocates argue that the need to address the community’s lack of affordable housing and green space, crucial public health issues even before coronavirus, is now even more urgent.
Women attending the Barefoot College in Zanzibar are learning solar power engineering.